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Netsuke Author Noriko Tsuchiya
ISBN-10 146831243X
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 224
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With 240 color illustrations and an illuminating foreward by Neil MacGregor, this book brings together one hundred of the most beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum.

Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature

Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature Author Edwin C. Symmes, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781462911387
Release 2013-02-19
Pages 200
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Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and extensive commentary, this Japanese art book is a treasured collector's item. Netsuke are superb miniature carvings, usually less than two inches high, that have been created by Japanese artists for over three hundred years. During that time, they have portrayed almost every aspect of life and culture in Japan. These tiny carvings were traditionally used to prevent the cord attached to a gentleman's medicine box or tobacco pouch from slipping through the belt of his kimono. Today they are highly collectible works of art. Netsuke: Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature presents over seventy full-page color photographs of netsuke in enchanting settings. The accompanying text gives technical details about the netsuke as well as interesting commentaries relating the pieces to Japanese life and legend. Information on the carvers has also been provided whenever possible.

Japanese Netsuke

Japanese Netsuke Author Julia Hutt
ISBN-10 1851773827
Release 2003
Pages 112
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The netsuke is a thing of wonder: a tiny utilitarian accessory to traditional Japanese dress that has become an art form in itself, prized by collectors from East to West. The V&A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of these designs in prints, paintings, and woodblock-printed books. It records the evolution of materials and techniques and the patterns of craftsmanship, and is illustrated with some of the very finest examples."" A foreword by renowned ceramics artist Edmund de Waal, author of "The Hare with Amber Eyes," sheds new light on the beauty and value of these miniature works of art.


Netsuke Author Rikki Ducornet
ISBN-10 9781566892711
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 128
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A descent into the abyss of one troubled psychoanalyst’s practice.

Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners

Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners Author Robert Jubb
ISBN-10 1861086938
Release 2011
Pages 175
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Demonstrates how to create netsuke--intricately carved Japanese miniatures--through six projects and twenty-three inspirational ideas that range from a bumblebee to a dragon.

The Inr Handbook

The Inr   Handbook Author Raymond Bushell
ISBN-10 0834801353
Release 1979
Pages 263
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For collectors who have discovered the delights of such miniature Japanese art forms as the inro and the netsuke, this authoritative and enlightening book offers a wealth of valuable information. That it also affords entry to a world of fascinating design and superb craftsmanship goes without saying. In addition to illustrating in color and discussing in detail 108 distinguished inro and their accompanying netsuke, as well as 18 related miniature objects, it presents highly informative essays on the making of inro, on pearl shell inlays, and, in particular on the materials and techniques of lacquer art, the last of these with 62 color photos. It also furnishes an extensive list of lacquer artists' signatures with 386 photos. It is refreshing to have an author tell his readers not only what his book is but also what it is not. In his introduction Bushell says: "This book is addressed to the collector of inro, netsuke, and other forms of miniature Japanese art, with emphasis on works in lacquer. Its purpose is specific and limited. It is not a comprehensive study of lacquer. It is not a historical survey, a technical analysis, a comparative examination, or a compendium of terms and definitions. In point of time it is limited to the Tokugawa, Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods. In point of craft it is limited to the later development of precise and sophisticated techniques, with their brilliant decorative effects." Bushell points out that he is not making an unnecessary emotional appeal in praise of lacquer. His objective is far more practical. This book is the product of his efforts to understand the structure underlying the beauty of lacquer art and to provide clear and simple explanations. Because other books on the subject had not satisfied him, he undertook his own basic research, and here he presents the information he acquired through painstaking study with master lacquer craftsmen and other authorities.


Netsuke Author Mircea Veleanu
ISBN-10 0764328476
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 256
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Netsuke, the carved toggles used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash, made from ivory, wood, porcelain, and more, are among the most popular Asian antiques. Over 970 vivid images of netsuke are shown, representing Japanese life, customs, religion, professions, art, history, and legends. The netsukes are organized by subject, allowing readers to rapidly find those that interest them most. The succinct text introduces, defines, and describes the various types of netsukes and helps identify the subjects represented. Additionally, important evaluating tips are provided, along with a bibliography. This book is a must for anyone interested in Oriental art

Introduction to Netsuke

Introduction to Netsuke Author Raymond Bushell
ISBN-10 9781462902378
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 82
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With dozens of photos and illustrations, A Introduction to Netsuke is a readable and thorough guide to Japanese miniature art. Among the many Japanese fine arts, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos) as an aid in suspending articles such as tobacco pouches from the sash of a kimono. It developed in ancient times as a utilitarian object, but became in the 16th century an artistic one as well, and flourished as such until 1926. No longer commonly worn, the netsuke is now a collectors' item, avidly sought throughout the world by those sensitive to its fine qualities. This book opens the miniature world of netsuke to those who have hitherto been unaware of its existence. In a delightfully lucid manner, the basics of the netsuke are presented-definition, origin, development, materials, statistics, and photographs. This book admirably fulfills its task of introducing the netsuke to the layman, irresistibly drawing him to new pleasures in aestheticism and culture.

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes Author Edmund De Waal
ISBN-10 9780701187163
Release 2011
Pages 432
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The classic hardback edition, completely reimagined with gorgeous new photography of the now-famous netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de si cle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.

The White Road

The White Road Author Edmund de Waal
ISBN-10 9780374709099
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 416
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An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted. Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or "white gold." A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than forty years, de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about, refined, collected and coveted-and that would help him understand the clay's mysterious allure. From his studio in London, he starts by travelling to three "white hills"-sites in China, Germany and England that are key to porcelain's creation. But his search eventually takes him around the globe and reveals more than a history of cups and figurines; rather, he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth-century history. Part memoir, part history, part detective story, The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft, and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate style that recalls The Hare with the Amber Eyes, de Waal gives us a singular understanding of "the spectrum of porcelain" and the mapping of desire.

Bareknuckle Memoirs of the Undefeated Champion

Bareknuckle  Memoirs of the Undefeated Champion Author Bartley Gorman
ISBN-10 9781468303100
Release 2011-08-30
Pages 320
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Born into a community of Irish travelers, Bartley Gorman is known as one of the greatest bare-knuckle fighters of all time. Through Gorman1s memoirs the reader gets a front row view of the punches exchanged in back parking lots and fair grounds, the gritty characters populating the fight circles, and the hazards facing a sought after champion.

Japanese inr

Japanese inr  Author Julia Hutt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022388214
Release 1997
Pages 128
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Japanese inr has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Japanese inr also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Japanese inr book for free.

Wonderful World of Netsuk

Wonderful World of Netsuk Author Raymond Bushell
ISBN-10 9781462908745
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 71
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Japanese netsuke—miniature carvings—are profiled in this wonderful Japanese arts book. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory and wood), of lacquer, and of metalwork captivated collectors with the charm of their conception, the intricacy of their detail, and the sheer tactile pleasure of handling them. Basically they were utilitarian in purpose, serving as toggles or pendants to support medicine boxes, tobacco pouches, and similar articles suspended by a cord from the obi. Originally primitive in design, they soon became more and more sophisticated, and their makers turned increasingly to the legendry of Japan for their subject matter. It is with these masterpieces in miniature that author-collector Raymond Bushell deals in The Wonderful World of Netsuke picturing one hundred of them in color and offering a delightfully informative description of each. In so doing, he provides not only a visual treat but also an absorbing commentary on Japanese manners, customs, history, legends, and superstitions. Mr. Bushell, besides being an avid collector of netsuke, sword furnishings, and jade, is widely known for his adaptation from the Japanese of The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi.

The Art of Small Things

The Art of Small Things Author John Mack
ISBN-10 0674026934
Release 2007
Pages 218
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This richly illustrated book celebrates the art of the miniature, but also looks beyond it at the many aspects of "small worlds"--in particular, their capacity to evoke responses that far exceed their physical dimensions. Mack explores the talismanic, religious, or magical properties with which miniatures are often imbued. Considering a wide range of objects, he examines the use of the miniature form in various cultural contexts.

The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi

The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi Author Euda Reikichi
ISBN-10 1258158779
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 324
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The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi book for free.

A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Design

A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Design Author Thomas W. Cutler
ISBN-10 9780486155869
Release 2012-12-03
Pages 112
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From one of the most comprehensive surveys of mid-19th-century Japanese art and ornamentation: graceful details from landscapes, floral motifs, abstracts, images of sea life, and others. Over 300 figures on 65 plates.

Japanese Treasures

Japanese Treasures Author Carolyn M. Putney
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053407766
Release 2000
Pages 48
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Catalogue of Japanese netsuke in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art, including the early holdings of Noah H. Swayne and Harry Fee, and the recent donation by Richard R. Silverman.